Monday, December 15, 2008

Pinstriped Pinheads?

The New York Yankees have sent out "feelers" that hint they would love to acquire the services of Manny Ramirez. If they do outbid the other contenders (they might - Manny isn't worth the BIG bucks), I can imagine the Fenway Park boos echoing throughout the ballpark. This is from the New York Post, courtesy of the Boston Globe...

"Hank Steinbrenner wants him, but he isn't alone in the organization," a source told the Post about Ramirez. "They need somebody to protect Alex Rodriguez."

And this is from SI dot com's Jon Heyman, and then I'll be back with a few choice words.

"Yankees co-owner Hank Steinbrenner is said by people close to him to want Manny Ramirez in pinstripes," writes Heyman. "Unlike his father, who dreaded dreadlocks, Steinbrenner the junior is said by a Yankees person 'not to give a shit about his hair.'"

Hey Hankie, how about his attitude? Sure, AROD will see more hittable pitches, and yes, Manny will bash the ball, but my goodness, this whole Manny Ramirez rumor REALLY STINKS. He could have finished his career in Boston and maybe have had his uniform number amongst the hallowed ones. But if he goes to the Bronx, he would commit the ultimate travesty. From Red socks to Dodger blue TO THE YANKEES? Is he really THAT upset about the lack of suiters in this off season? I guess he is. We all know he can play an average defensive outfield but he can still hit the ball with the best of 'em. We'll see, we'll see. Hey Manny, stay in the National League unless you want to go the DH route. Frankly, I'm getting to hate you! Bigtime. You make it SO easy!

As for Red Sox news, there isn't much. They are prepared to make an offer to Mark Teixeira, if they haven't already. It is expected to be an eight year deal for $20 plus million per year. They could (they will) go as high as $175 million...more if needed. It won't be. It's up to Mark. If he wants an east coast winning team, there's only one, and that's Boston. The Sox have never offered any player moolah like that. But in this case, it makes so much sense. If the Yankees are rumbling about Manny, their interest in Teixeira will disappear like castles made of sand, slipping into the sea, eventually. (Thanks Jimi)

Have a great Monday, thank you for stopping by and click on this post's title for more Sox stuff, from nesn dot com. If you want all Sox news, the clickable link is at the top of the NESN homepage. As always, BE WELL. Sayanara and shalom.

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